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Jair Bolsonaro plans to "return to Brazil in the coming weeks"


The former Brazilian president had taken refuge in the United States at the end of December, just before the inauguration of his successor Lula, refusing to give him the presidential sash.

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been in the United States since late December, said on Saturday evening for the first time that he "

intends to return to Brazil in the coming weeks

", according to a video broadcast by the CNN Brasil channel.

We know that there, really, it's a fantastic country.

I also want to go back to Brazil.

I intend to return to Brazil in the coming weeks

,” the former right-wing nationalist leader said when meeting with Brazilians in Boca Raton, Florida, discussing his return to Brazil for the first time. Brazil.

We had corruption-free governance.

We worked with heart, with honesty.

No measure of retaliation, or even persecution, is justified

", he also affirmed, at the time when he is the subject of an investigation by the Supreme Court of his country to determine his role in the assault on the national institutions in Brasilia on January 8 led by bolsonarists.

“The majority of the Brazilian people are with us”

Six hours after the assaults, Jair Bolsonaro had finally condemned lip service "

the depredations and invasions of public buildings

", while denying any responsibility.

His successor on the left, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said he was "


" on February 2 that the ex-president had "

prepared the coup


We have to face the problems

”, also launched Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday evening to his supporters.


Sometimes we have to take risks, it's worth it.

You can be sure that the majority of the Brazilian people are with us


See alsoBolsonaro fomented coup attempt, claims Lula

The ex-army captain (67) took refuge in the United States on December 30, just before Lula's inauguration on January 1, refusing as tradition dictates to hand over the presidential sash to his successor, whose victory he won on the wire last October he never digested.

Jair Bolsonaro kept a low profile during his first few weeks in Florida, his only known activities consisting of a trip to the supermarket and another to eat fried chicken alone at a KFC restaurant.

Then he came out of his reserve by delivering, before Saturday evening, two speeches to the cheers of loyal supporters.

He applied at the end of January for a six-month visa to stay in the United States, according to his lawyer.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-02-12

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